Pair blitzes field at Hill Top
Bob Hunter began his round with four pars and a bogey as he and his partner Graham Smith blitzed the field to win the four-ball stroke event which was also the qualifying round for the Summer Cup Knockout.
Saturday’s competition was stableford sponsored by John Steen and a gale — yes, Allen Gale — blew the rest of the field away. In what must have been the round of his life to date, Gale, playing off a 26 handicap, returned 46 stableford points, equivalent to playing to a handicap of 16. As one of the best scores of the year, Allen scored 23 points on each nine which included a wipe on the sixth. Three pars and a birdie on the front nine and three pars on the back nine and very few mistakes are just what you need to blow the rest of the field away from top place.
The stableford event sponsored by Mitre 10 was played in perfect sunny conditions, making for some good scores. Janette Hayward won A-grade with 37 points, closely followed by Sue Turnbull with 36 points. B-grade winner was Phyl Fiddes who had the best score of the day with 40 points. Kerry Gross, who has only recently taken up golf, had a lovely score of 36 points to be runner-up in B-grade.
Tatura brought up its third consecutive win thanks to its lower order hanging tough to score much-needed runs.
The wind was cold early but it soon turned into a warm sunny day, as the women played the popular three-person team Gentsomes, sponsored by Tatura Logos and Promos.
On Thursday, October 25 a four-ball stableford event was played at Hill Top for the first time: the Bruce Dowell Memorial Golf Day.
Six Goulburn Murray Golf Association (GMGA) players have qualified for the State Finals of Play 9 at Royal Melbourne on Sunday, November 4.
Waaia was prepared for a big score to come from Tatura and the Bombers could not meet the 198 runs set for victory.
Last Friday was Merrigum Golf Club’s annual Presentation Night and the highlight was the bestowing of Life Membership for two club stalwarts, Keith and Ina Hogeboom.
The weather report was threatening rain as the women prepared to play the stroke event, and at least one golfer who feared getting wet was talked into going home to get her clubs, which paid off at the end of the day.
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